16-year-old Nebraska teen accused of allegedly cutting her newborn’s throat

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An arrest affidavit obtained by Star Herald, KOLN, and KHGI reports a chilling incident where a 16-year-old Nebraska teenager allegedly killed her newborn child by slitting his throat. The authorities reported via multiple news outlets that they responded to a 911 call from the teen’s father that a newborn baby was not breathing and had been stillborn.

However, upon arriving at the scene, the authorities report, according to information obtained by People, that they found the girl and her mother with the infant, who was wrapped in a towel. The affidavit further alleged the teen’s mother said, “She hurt him,” referring to her daughter killing the newborn.

According to People reports, the affidavit stated that the mother revealed that she found blood on the walls and floor of her 16-year-old daughter’s room while she was out, and when the teen returned home, she told her mother that the baby was “dead” and that “she killed it.” The affidavit continued by saying that the father found the deceased newborn in the teenager’s closet, covered in clothes, and inside a dog food bag. The father tried to perform CPR to revive the baby and then called 911 when he could not do anything about it. The authorities also reported that they saw multiple stab wounds on the baby, who also had his throat slit.

The teen’s parents also reported to the authorities, according to People, that she grabbed the knife from their kitchen to complete the deed, which was confirmed by the police when they found a knife in her closet. The teenager was treated at a local hospital and reportedly underwent surgery following the encounter with authorities at her home.

People reported that she was charged with first-degree murder and the use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and is being held without bond, according to the Star Herald.